TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke to Floridians regarding COVID-19 on Wednesday evening.
He spoke about the importance of students returning to school amid the coronavirus pandemic, calling it a “safe haven for so many in our society.”
He also spoke about a decline in hospitalizations from COVID-19 and some other positive signs in the state’s data.
“We’re not yet where we need to be, but we’re encouraged by the trends,” DeSantis said.
Watch a replay of the news conference below:
The state on Wednesday reported 8,109 new coronavirus cases and 212 more residents’ deaths, though the case total was inflated by a Miami Gardens lab sending seven weeks worth of positive case results (4,000+) to the health department at once.
On Tuesday the state did set a single-day record by reporting 276 resident deaths.